Tag Archives: estate

Why Probate Takes So Long and How to Avoid It

After a loved one dies, their money and property must be distributed to the right people, either according to their will or the state’s default distribution scheme.

Even if you are staying on top of the process, probate can take a minimum of 12 months and sometimes stretches out for years – yes, years. These delays...
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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Probate Costs

The bad news: When a deceased person’s estate (which is simply a term referring to all of their money and property) has to go through probate (the court-supervised process of distributing a deceased person’s money and property), it can be subject to a variety of costs stemming from attorneys, executors, appraisers, accountants, courts, and state...
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Your Time Is Valuable: Get a Jump Start on the Estate Planning Process

We all know that time is precious, especially if you are one of our nurses or front line healthcare workers.

You work tirelessly caring for others and may not have a lot of free time to think about things like your own estate plan. However, if you are able to answer the following questions or at...
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Tips for Administering a Hoarder’s Estate

Do you know a hoarder?  I certainly do --- might even have some in my family! 

Hoarding is more than just being a bit messy: It is actually a disorder causing some people to have difficulty discarding items, regardless of their value, and to experience severe distress even at the thought of it.

If you have...
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